As an aside, it was nice to see Kirsten Beyer listed as a co-creator on the show. She started on Trek novels then got a writing gig on Dicovery and has now co-created a Trek TV show. Her books were fab.
Like when Doctor Who returned to TV, it's nice to see talented folk who cut their teeth on tie-in media move over to the main event. Tie-in stuff is often dismissed as pap but much of it can be high quality and as good as if not better than the source material.